Trains – and luggage

Read the rules carefully.

When I visited IIT Madras we took the train from Bangalore to Chennai. Before we left I checked the luggage regulations.  I was struck by some of the rules, notably,

  • dead poultry are not allowed as luggage.
  • live poultry, on the other hand, are ok. The fee: Rs30 (60 cents).
  • elephants are ok, too; Rs1500 ($30).
  • horses Rs750 ($15).
Chennai Central train station.

This post was transferred from MobileMe to WordPress in 2020, with an effort to retain the content as close to the original as possible; I recognize that some comments may now seem dated or some links may now be broken.

Author: dfkotz

David Kotz is an outdoor enthusiast, traveller, husband, and father of three. He is also a Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College.

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